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Auto-pedestrian crash may result in wrongful death suit

Many West Virginia residents include walking as part of their regular routine, whether for health purposes or as a method of transportation. Certainly, anyone participating in this type of activity understands the risks involved, especially when walking routes include urban areas where pedestrians often must share space with various types of motorized vehicles. Even pedestrians who follow all the rules sometimes encounter drivers guilty of negligent and/or reckless behavior. Unfortunately, a Morgantown woman was killed recently when she was hit by a vehicle as she was walking, and if the driver is found responsible, her family may consider suing him or her for wrongful death.

When should a family pursue a wrongful death claim?

The loss of a loved one can be devastating, and it can leave a West Virginia family with unexpected expenses and financial losses. If the death of a family member was the result of the reckless or negligent actions of another party, it is possible those left behind could have grounds to pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim. There are certain circumstances that could justify this course of action, allowing family to secure damages and move forward.

Woman files wrongful death suit on behalf of brother

Losing a family member can be one of the most difficult situations a person must deal with. In some cases, there can be feelings of anger and regret if the deceased was the victim of a wrongful death. In similar circumstances, some West Virginia residents choose to take legal action against the party responsible for the death. 

Teen's family files wrongful death suit

Summer vacation is drawing to a close, and West Virginia teens are trying to squeeze in a few more days of fun before the academic year begins. Parents should be aware that having teenage guests at their house can lead to trouble or tragedy if proper supervision is not maintained. Recently, the death of a teenage girl resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit for the host family. 

DUI suspected in crash that leads to apparent wrongful death

Individuals who choose to operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs run a greater risk of creating dangerous scenarios. Motor vehicle accidents involving impaired drivers can have devastating outcomes and those who encounter such negligence may be left with little chance of escaping to safety. A recent collision involving the suspected presence of impairment has reportedly led to the apparent wrongful death of a man in West Virginia.

Wrongful death: Crash claims life of motorcycle rider

Many avid bike riders may be aware of the risks they face and feel it vital to take every possible measure to stay safe while riding. Unfortunately, some scenarios may be nearly impossible to react to and avoid, and accidents involving motorcycles have a higher chance of leaving a rider with severe injuries, or worse. A recent collision involving a motorcycle and motor vehicle has led to the apparent wrongful death of a motorcycle rider in West Virginia.

Wrongful death: Charges filed in crash that killed cyclist

It is no secret that individuals who travel via bicycle do not have the same level of protective barriers afforded to those who ride in a motor vehicle. As such, what appears to be a healthy alternative form of travel can be somewhat hazardous at times and cyclists run greater risk of suffering serious or fatal harm should a collision occur. According to reports, a driver is facing multiple charges following a recent collision that led to the apparent wrongful death of a 37-year-old cyclist in West Virginia.

Wrongful death: Crash claims lives of woman and her unborn child

Drunk driving continues to be one of the leading causes of major collisions and the fallout of such incidents can have a devastating impact on the lives of everyone involved. Motor vehicle accidents involving impaired drivers have a higher chance of leaving those nearby with life-altering injuries or forcing surviving family members to mourn the unexpected loss of someone dear. A recent crash involving a suspected drunk driver has injured three people and led to the apparent wrongful death of a mother and her unborn child in West Virginia.

Wrongful death: Head-on crash kills 1 in West Virginia

The average person may give little thought to how stressful and challenging it could be to lose a loved one in a fatal collision. Unfortunately, such an incident could occur at any given moment and under a multitude of circumstances. A recent accident involving as many as three vehicles has led to the apparent wrongful death of a 27-year-old woman in West Virginia.

Wrongful death: 1 dies in crash involving suspected drunk driver

Riding as a passenger with a driver who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs is never advisable. However, in some cases a person might not actually be aware of the presence of impairment, and since the individual has little control over what happens next, he or she could end up suffering the consequences of another party's decisions. A recent single-vehicle accident has reportedly led to the apparent wrongful death of a passenger in West Virginia.

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